Month: April 2015

National Consumer Forum (NCDRC) Awards Rs. 1.1 crore Against Apollo Hospital For Medical Negligence

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), highest consumer court in India, passed a historic judgment granting an award of Rs. 1.1 crore (Rs. 1 crore compensation plus Rs. 10 lakh as “punitive damage”) against the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi for wrongful delivery of a child causing permanent damage in his brain in a …

MCI President Remains Silent As Negligent Doctors Continue Practice While State Medical Councils Refuse To Take Any Disciplinary Action

PBT reported few days ago the atrocity of many negligent and unethical doctors whose license to practice medicine were suspended by the Medical Council of India (MCI) continue to practice anyway because the state medical councils (SMCs) whose duty is to act on MCI’s order to actually cancel medical registration of an errant doctor simply …

Private Hospitals Must Provide Medical Records Under RTI: CIC Slams Fortis Hospital for Denying Information to a Victim of Medical Negligence

In a scathing judgment delivered yesterday, Central Information Commission (CIC), highest authority for enforcement of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, has directed Fortis Hospital in Delhi to provide the entire medical records to an advocate whose father died from alleged medical negligence (see the entire CIC judgment below). The son claimed that negligence and …